Sunday, August 15, 2010

Emanuel Lutheran Church Back-to-School Carnival

Today at the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dallas, there was the Pat Painter Memorial Back-to-School Carnival. Pat Painter, who died of cancer, started the back-to-school carnival in 1990. The carnival has continued for 20 years. The neighborhood children come to Emanuel Lutheran Church each year to receive school supplies as prizes for the games they play. They play games and eat hot dogs and tortillas with grilled meat in them. The members of the Emanuel Lutheran Church, as well as members from area Lutheran churches help with the carnival. This is one of the community services that Emanuel Lutheran Church provides. There is a donor who buys all of the backpacks that are handed out to each child who comes to the carnival. Today there were 430+ kids who attended the carnival.

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